Trade Ministry facilitated a meeting between Indonesia and the United States businesspeople in Business Forum and one-on-one business matching at Indonesian embassy of Washington DC, the United States of America on Tuesday (24/7). The event was part of trade mission of Trade Minister, Enggartiasto Lukita to protect balance of trade relations with the United States which is one of Indonesia’s main export markets. When giving speech in the forum, Minister Enggartiasto said that the forum is important to protect and strengthen trade relations of the two countries, which bring about mutual benefit.
Director of Law and Economic Agreement of Foreign Affairs Ministry, L. Amrih Jinangkung became one of keynote speakers in “Socialization Seminar of Marrakesh Treaty" which was held in Jakarta on Sunday (26/7). The Ministry supports and will facilitate the plan of legalization of Marrakesh Treat through ratification. The government of Indonesia signed the treaty in 2013. Marrakesh Treaty arranges the disability access in getting access of information, product of copyright and arrangement on exchange among the countries on format which is accessible for people with barriers to reading printed materials. National stakeholders attended the seminar, such as staffs of Law and Human Rights Ministry, representatives of disabilities and the community of national colleges.
Trade Minister, Enggartiasto Lukita held a meeting with United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer in Washington DC to discuss efforts of the increasing of trade and decreasing of trade barriers of the two countries. The meeting became the peak agenda in the work visit of the Trade Minister, Enggartiasto Lukita to the United States of America on July 23-27, 2018. The visit was aimed at reciprocally enhancing Indonesia-the United States trade relations to achieve benefits of both countries. Minister Enggartiasto also explained to Ambassador Lighthizer the issues related to the trade barriers which become Indonesian attention. Those issues are reconsideration proses on Indonesia as receiving country of Generalized System of Preferences –GSP scheme and exception for Indonesia on the imposition of tariff increases on the US steel and aluminum product imports.